Female suspect arrested over death of Kim Jong-nam
Feb.15, Seoul: Malaysia police have arrested a female suspect in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.
According to police, the woman they arrested on Wednesday carried a Vietnamese passport and was alone at the time of arrest.
The woman, detained at the low-cost terminal of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in the Malaysian capital, was identified on the travel document as Doan Thi Huong born on May 31, 1988, police said.
The "suspect was positively identified from the CCTV footage at the airport and was alone at the time of arrest", they added.
Kim died on the way to hosoutal on Monday after suddenly falling ill at Kuala Lumpur airport. He had been on his way to the Chinese territory of Macau, where he had been living. He was reportedly living under China's protection.
An autopsy will be performed on Wednesday, police said.
Police and authorities were working with diplomats from North Korea and Vietnam to confirm whether or not the suspect is a Vietnamese citizen, local media reported.
The Oslo Times International News Network